Lightbend Activator

Akka (Scala) Seed

Akka (Scala) Seed

Glenn 'devalias' Grant
August 28, 2014
akka scala seed

A starter application for using Akka with Scala

How to get "Akka (Scala) Seed" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose akka-scala-seed in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for akka-scala-seed in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the akka-scala-seed project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for akka-scala-seed.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Akka (Scala) Seed"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\akka-scala-seed> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a akka-scala-seed project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME akka-scala-seed on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

Edit build.sbt to set up your own app

build.sbt contains the build configuration; you'll want to change the project name and version, to start.

Many templates contain tutorials but this seed template is just intended as a starting point for creating a new app.